by Channel 2 News staff
Tuesday, June 8, 2010
ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- A power struggle is boiling up between congress and the Environmental Protection Agency over regulating greenhouse gases.
At a press conference Tuesday, Sen. Lisa Murkowski discussed the upcoming vote on her EPA disapproval resolution.
The EPA is planning to use the Clean Air Act to regulate greenhouse gases.
According to Murkowski, this would allow the agency to further extend the government's reach, which would be detrimental to the nation's economy, jobs, and America's global competitiveness.
"Ultimately this resolution is about protecting the economy and preventing agency overreach. It's as simple as that," said Murkowski.
Murkowski's resolution is set for a vote this Thursday in the Senate.